Fees

EFFECTIVE: 1 JULY 2015

COUNTY COURT FEES COSTS AND CHARGES

COUNTY COURT FEES   [ SR 146/2012]                                                                            EFFECTIVE: 1 July 2015

Writ or Originating Motion (Form 5A–E)

$814.60

Search for file / subpoena

$23.10

Counterclaim, Defence & Counterclaim

$814.60

Certificate Of Registrar

$13.60

Third or Fourth Party Notice

$814.60

Adoption Summons

$412.10

Subpoena Civil

$141.40

Summons (46a)

$296.50

Subpoena Criminal / Appeal

Nil

Default Judgments

$334.60

Register Interstate Judgment

$65.30

On Setting Down For Trial (Incl. 1st day)

$962.90

Judgment Debt Recovery Act (by Creditor)

$19.00

Hearing Fee At Trial  2nd , 3rd, 4th - payable daily

$500.50

Judgment Debt Recovery Act (by Debtor)

Nil

Hearing Fee At Trial  5th, 6th,7th,8th, 9th - payable daily

$836.40

Ex-Parte Applications (Infant Compromise/ Substituted Service/Extension of Time etc.) Form 60C

$140.10

Hearing Fee At Trial 10th & subs  -payable daily

$1395.40

 

For photocopying or printing any document $0.60 per page

 

Transfer from Magistrates’ Court = $814.60 minus fee paid to Magistrates’ Court

Filing a summons for an attachment of debt under Order 71 (Garnishee Order – Directions Grp)

$315.50

Filing an Attachment of Earnings Application under  Order 72

$159.10

Order for Oral Examination under Rule 67.02  (OOE conducted by Registrar)

$159.10

Summons for Oral Examination under Rule 61.04  (SOE conducted by Judge)

$159.10

     

                                                                                                        

JURY FEES  [Juries (fees) Regulations 2012 SR 106/2012]                                                        EFFECTIVE 1 July 2015

Jury fees

1st day                

$738.50

Jury fees

2nd, 3rd,4th.5th, 6th day  - payable daily 

$530.40

Jury fees

7th day & continuing – payable daily

$1052.40

 

COSTS SCALE FOR  JUDGMENTS IN DEFAULT OF APPEARANCE OR DEFENCE

County Court (Chapter 1 Costs Amendment) Rules 2014  SR  150/2014             EFFECTIVE 6 October 2014                  

Appendix A to the County Court Civil Procedure Rules has been revoked.

County Court Costs Scale is now a fee, charge or amount that is 80 per cent of the applicable rate set out in Appendix A to Chapter I of the Rules of the Supreme Court.

The Supreme Court fix composite costs of $3200 for one defendant and an additional $500 for each further defendant. Costs of $800 are fixed in subsequent judgments in the same case.

THEREFORE THE COUNTY COURT WILL FIX $2560 COSTS FOR ONE DEFENDANT PLUS $400 COSTS FOR EACH FURTHER DEFENDANT. COSTS OF $640 WILL BE FIXED IN A SUBSEQUENT JUDGMENT IN THE SAME CASE.   

                      

SHERIFF'S CHARGES [Sheriff Regulations 2009 Sec 11]              Effective 1 July 2014

Warrant Execution fee:

$181.50

payable by cheque to the Sheriff 

Warrant for Possession fee:

$190.00

payable by cheque to the Sheriff

Combined Warrant fee:

$232.10

payable by cheque to the Sheriff

 

JURISDICTIONAL LIMITS:

Magistrates’ Court:

$100,000  ( for matters issued from  1 January 2005)

County Court:

Unlimited ( for matters issued from  1 January 2007)

Supreme Court:

Unlimited

 

ORDER 27.03(8) – “TRAM TRACKS” MUST BE INCLUDED ON ALL DOCUMENTS

 

PENALTY INTEREST RATES -Current 9.5 %  Effective 1 June 2015

Previous 10.5% effective 11.08.2014

Previous 11.5% effective 3.02.2014

Previous 10%    effective  7.10.2013

Previous 10.50% effective 1.02.2010

 

 

 

ALL FEES PAYABLE BY CASH, BANK CHEQUE, MONEY ORDER OR SOLICITORS CHEQUE ONLY

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